How to pass filepath to MATLAB executable

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Hi All,
I have created a executable using the application complier.
The function requires the input file path
function main(filepath)
I am not sure how to pass the file path as an input argument to the executable generated using the about funciton.
I tried
!main 'I:\project\task'
but this is not working.
Suggestions will be really helpful.
Deepa Maheshvare M.
Deepa Maheshvare M. on 27 Feb 2023
Edited: Deepa Maheshvare M. on 27 Feb 2023
Sorry about missing out on the error details.
function main(TASK_DIR)
tbl = readtable(fullfile(TASK_DIR,'input.xlsx'));
I see the following error message
>> !main char(task_dir)
ans =
'char(task_dir)' data
Error using readtable (line 318)
Unable to find or open 'char(task_dir)\input.xlsx'. Check the path and filename or file permissions.

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Accepted Answer

Rik on 27 Feb 2023
Edited: Rik on 27 Feb 2023
You're using Matlab syntax to define a char vector, but that is something that will happen automatically.
You can experiment with this tester function:
function main(varargin)
for n=1:nargin
fprintf('input number %d has class %s and contains this:\n',n,class(varargin{n}))
To avoid syntax error caused by DOS itself you should consider
!main "I:\project\task"
You can test the effect quickly by using ECHO so you get immediate feedback about any syntax issues.
Edit after your comment to Jan:
You probably want this:
[status,response]=dos(['main ' taskdir]);
That will send the char contained in taskdir as the argument to the function main.
Rik on 28 Feb 2023
Glad you found a solution, happy to help.

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